Performs analyses and evaluation of complex statistical, accounting and regulatory data. Researches and compiles data/statistical information, develops reports, and completes special projects as assigned. Advises all levels of management regarding regulatory requirements, including resolving problems encountered, improving reporting and procedures, explaining and implementing new or modified procedures. Works with minimal instruction or supervision. Works as part of the regulatory team with significant interactions with other departments within the Company and the parent company (e.g., accounting, legal, IT, customer service, etc.).
Gathers, analyzes, and compiles highly technical data for reports to management and governmental agencies which may require investigation and analysis within any of the functions of the Company.
Plans and conducts special investigations and studies as may be required to establish, substantiate or clarify Company position on requirements of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and other regulatory agencies.
Develops and prepares detailed financial, cost, budgeting and statistical studies, statements and schedules, and prepares analytical summaries of such studies for management information and utilization. In preparing such studies, analyzes the distribution of costs between specific job classifications, materials, labor and burden, job orders, purchase orders, service orders, cost transfer documents, etc., as may be necessary to determine overall adequacy, accuracy, and effectiveness for regulatory and budgetary purposes.
Conducts complete studies of statistical, accounting and regulatory methods and procedures to provide for the development, establishment, and maintenance of the Department's functions.
Examines basic accounting documents, classification of data, the various accounts and postings thereof, the procedures for reconciliation, internal controls, etc., to determine the adequacy of current procedures, compliance with regulatory requirements and the need for improvement or the establishment of new or revised procedures.
Prepares detailed reports, including flow charts, written procedures, clarifications, etc., to illustrate and define findings, and develops an analysis of the needs, deficiencies and possible solutions.
Prepares new, revised, and improved procedures and methods, developing in detail the specific procedures to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the operations.
Advises, counsels, and explains to all levels of management as to various programs and requirements. Contacts individuals all levels within the Company and outside agencies to obtain or present information and data, resolve problems encountered, explains new procedures and techniques.
Maintains effective liaison with responsible personnel in all Company departments and outside regulatory agencies as required to initiate, further or complete assignments.
The performance of other duties as assigned.
SKILLS & ABILITIES
Education: Bachelor's degree with major in areas such as Engineering, Business, Finance, Economics, or Accounting required.
Experience: Three to five years' experience which provides a thorough knowledge of regulatory policies, procedures and reporting methods. Prior water, natural gas or electric utility or regulatory commission staff experience desirable.
Certification: Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation is required.
Driver's License: Must hold a valid California driver's license with acceptable driving record as determined by the Company's insurance carrier.